Released in 1996, Super Mario 64 was a launch title for the Nintendo 64. As a launch title, Mario 64 showed off what the N64 could do. When the player turns on the game, a 3D Mario head greets them. This left an impression with player that 3D is fun to explorer and that carries into the actual game. As Super Mario 3D All-Stars released recently, this review will be looking into that version of the game.
Released in December 2016, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero released on every major console at the time. Half-Genie Hero took what previous games had and built on/ simplified many different elements. Being the fourth game in the series, many fans had high expectations of this game. While the reviews were lower than Pirate’s Curse, Half-Genie Hero still did very well with many fans. WayForward’s first step into HD for this series created a fresh start for the series while maintaining the what people loved of the original game.
I just dropped over 300 dollars this last weekend. Limited Run Games decided to rerelease the original Shantae on both the Switch and GameBoy Color. I bought multiple copies, I am not ashamed. Since I dropped so much on this game, I figured I should review a few of the other games. Released in 2014 and developed by WayForward, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse launched on the 3DS initially and then everything else over years. Pirate’s Curse quickly became one of the best platformers on the 3DS and a fan favorite among 3DS owners.
Available on Xbox and PC, with it being part of Xbox Game Pass as well comes a game that has caught a lot of peoples attention. Due to come out on the next generation of consoles, Obsidian Entertainment brings us Grounded. This is a survival based game where exploration, risk and strategy play surprisingly important roles.
Paper Mario first released in Japan in the year 2000. Originally designed as a follow up to Super Mario RPG; Paper Mario expands upon the RPG mechanics while introducing a fun colorful art style. While the first two games of the series were popular, recent title have not lived up. With the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King, fans delighted in the return of somewhat traditional RPG mechanics. While it is not a complete return to the originals, Origami King steps in the right direction for many fans